Ordinance 9.02
Possession and Use of Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons (R66.10.1)

 

THE VILLAGE BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:

Section I.  DISCHARGING AND CARRYING FIREARMS AND GUNS PROHIBITED

No person, except a sheriff, constable, police officer or their deputies, shall fire or discharge any firearm, rifle, spring or air gun of any description within the Village of Park Ridge or have any firearm, rifle, spring or air gun in his possession or under his control unless it is unloaded and knocked down or enclosed within a carrying case or other suitable container, provided that this section shall not prevent the maintenance and use of duly supervised rifle or pistol ranges or shooting galleries authorized by the Village Board, or the firing or discharging of BB guns upon private premises with the consent of the owner or occupant thereof, by persons over 12 or under the direct personal supervision of a parent or guardian.  This subsection shall be deemed to prohibit hunting within the Village, provided that the Constable may issue written permits to owners or occupants of private premises to hunt or shoot on such premises if he finds such privileges necessary for the protection of life or property and subject to such safeguards as he may impose for the safety of the lives and property of other persons within the Village.

Section II.  THROWING OR SHOOTING OF ARROWS, STONES, AND OTHER MISSILES PROHIBITED

No person shall throw or shoot any object, arrow, stone, snowball or other missile or projectile, by hand or by any other means at any other person or at, in or into any building, street, sidewalk, alley, highway, park, playground or other public place within the Village of Park Ridge.

Section III.  PENALTIES

Any person who shall violate any provision of this ordinance shall upon conviction thereof be punished as follows:

1.               For a violation of this ordinance he shall forfeit not more than $25 and the costs of prosecution and in default of payment of such forfeiture and costs of prosecution shall be imprisoned in the county jail until the forfeiture and costs of prosecution are paid, but not exceeding 5 days, provided that for a first offense any person 18 years of age or under who shall be found violating the provisions of said section shall be warned of the penalty for such violation by any police officer of the Village and shall be taken and delivered to the custody of the person having legal custody over him and for a second or subsequent offense he shall be dealt with according to the provisions of Chapter 48 of the Wisconsin statutes.

2.               In addition to any penalty imposed for violation of this ordinance, any person who shall cause physical damage to or destroy any public property shall be liable for the costs of replacing or repairing such damaged or destroyed property.  The parent or parents or any unemancipated minor child who violates this ordinance may also be held liable for the cost of replacing or repairing such damaged or destroyed property in accordance with s. 33-1-G35 of the Wisconsin statutes.

 

Section IV.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as provided by law.

Passed and adopted by the Village Board of  the Village of Park Ridge on this first day of  January, 1996.